Yesterday, I had plans to install my pull up bar and to do some exercises, but I had soreness in my shins from the run on Sunday and I generally felt somewhat exhausted, so I skipped it. It’s not the end of the world: I will get to my run again tonight, and I will also install my pull up bar and get some work in on it.
Life comes at you pretty fast sometimes, and it’s important to prioritize what’s right. Your body will give you feedback, and it’s important for you to listen to it. I could have pushed things last night, and maybe I would have been alright. But in my experience, running or working out when I either have shin pain or I’m exhausted is asking for injuries. An injury is something I cannot afford right now.
So, I played it safe. And I’m glad I did.
I do feel much better today, and my shins are 99% back to being pain-free. I am actually looking forward to tonight’s run, and some time in the gym working on pull ups. I might even do some heavy core work. Oh, and I get to buy some free weights, so that’ll be fun, too!